Sunday, January 29, 2017

Large Rose x-stitch

I made this large cross stitch of a rose from a large canvas.  I really like how it turned out.
I made an extra large printout of a cross stitch pattern and poked holes with a large needle into every spot that thread would go through.  I then began stitching with my embroidery thread. 

Story Vignette

I love the saying "Every family has a story...welcome to ours"  and I also love barn quilts.  Really liking this vignette.

Winter Vignette

I found this toboggan at a thrift store and fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.  I cut out the snowflakes with a jigsaw and painted them white.  Love the look of  this.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Pilgrims and Native Americans

These stand 3' tall and are ready for Thanksgiving.  Love how they turned out.

Friday, July 29, 2016

String Art

My kids made lots of string art and

enjoyed it all day long.

Montana sign

Friday, May 20, 2016

DIY Large Angel Wings

I made these large angel wings by first drawing a wing with its feathers on large newsprint paper.  I then traced onto wood (some old paneling that I had) and cut out with a jig saw. 
I then, from my drawing, cut out one layer at a time of the wings to use as a stencil and using a putty knife applied putty or drywall mud.  You can see my layers of putty on the photo. 

 When that dried I painted the wings black.  I then lightly painted white with a downward stroke to leave the details of the putty feathers. The bottom feathers I used a screwdriver to scrape lines in the white paint exposing the black underneath.  I love how they turned out.  It was also super easy.